(Photo credit: Steve Lopez) Trim, fit and ready to go. The Knockout Kings are ready to put on a show in Texas.
Deep in the south of San Antonio, TX was the setting for the weigh in for Knockout Kings II. Typically, weigh-ins are held in front of arenas, theatres, public monuments or even indoor malls. San Antonio decided to be a little different and rugged this time and opted to host the weight-in in a sort of old-fashioned way in front of an HEB grocery food store.
Regards less of where it was held, the fans came out to show plenty of support along with members of the media for coverage. It just goes to show you that the Texas fans are willing to support the sport, even in a parking lot of a grocery store. All they need is a stage, loud music and beer models. Fans are ready to fill up the AT&T Center this Saturday 07/27/13 night!
San Antonio, TX is surely a culturally rich city. The televised tripleheader has a bit of a cultural undertone to the card. It’s sure to be an international affair:
• Haiti/U.S.A. VS. Mexico (main event)
• Mexico/U.S.A. VS. Japan (co-main event)
• U.S.A. VS. Argentina (opening telecast bout)
All fighters for the televised tripleheader made weight comfortably. “Panterita” Figueroa was the only one who did not make weight on the first try. He had to strip down all the way to make the Lightweight limit. In an untelevised bout, Anthony Dirrell and Anthony Hanshaw were the only ones to show a hint of grudge towards each other. Though under the radar, this fight may try to steal the show as well.
Here are the respective weights and images from the fighters and supporting fans:
Andre Berto 147 VS. Jesus Soto Karass 147
Omar Figueroa, Jr. 135 VS. Nihito Arakawa 135
Diego Chaves 146.25 VS. Keith Thurman 146
Anthony Dirrell VS. Anthony Hanshaw 171.5